Doctor Q&A for Dr. David Wilson

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Thin?: In a thin person with a relaxed abdominal wall, a normal aorta pulse can be felt. Discuss it with your doctor who might answer the question by physic... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Diagnosis first: It's natural to want a treatment right away. Unfortunately, leg swelling can be caused by at least a dozen different diagnoses involving several body... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Uncontrolled diabetes is a leading cause of amputations. It's crucial for diabetics to keep their blood sugar levels normal. Drinking soda, sports dr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Common variant: The left renal vein drains the left kidney into the inferior vena cava (ivc). To get there, it has to go around the aorta. Most often, this path is i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Your doctor: With a few questions, a physical exam, and comparing your ankle and arm blood pressures your primary physician should make a diagnosis. He or she may ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
To a degree: An exercise program encourages small arteries (collaterals) to enlarge and carry blood around the blockages of pad. Exercise also conditions the musc... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Probably not: Technically, "thoracic aneurysm" could refer to any of the arteries in the chest. The thoracic aorta is the most likely to have an aneurysm.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Patients without trauma or tumors who need a major amputation typically have heart disease, diabetes, infection and other life- threatening medical is... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Just long enough : This is a better question for the surgeon who saved your life and comes to check on you every day.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wilson
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
See your doctor: The toe is a separate issue from your possible diabetes. Your doctor can ask some questions, examine you, check a blood sample and tell you if you're ... Read More
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